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started here at the capri apartments and was here where three of the victims were. today we talked with one of the neighbors of those victims and their accused killer. >> at the capri apartments a door is boarded up. this where is authorities combed through a gruesome crime scene. >> booties and masks and why the face mask? >> he talk at length about this neighbors but did not want us to reveal hissite. he says two of the victims were eliot rodger's roommates, another a friend. >> they were really good kids, into quiet. extremely smart. >> investigator says rodger stabbed the three young men to death. they're identified as 20-year-old cheng hong from san jose, george chen, and 20-year-old weihan wang of fremont. in youtube posts, eliot rodger said this violent rampage was retribution for being treated
badly by women and getting pick on by the larger community. but his anybody tells us it was difficult to enter act with him. >> he describes him as a gentleman. of course. >> he never talked. to be a gentleman you have to say stuff. >> that neighbor tells us that eliot rodger lived at this complex for several months. he says he and other neighbors repeatedly tried to interact with him. sometimes with very little success. reporting live, abc7 news. here's the latest on the investigation. investigators believe eliot rodger shot and killed himself as officers chased him after the stabbings and shootings. in the vehicle, rodger had three legally purchased handguns and more than 400 rounds of unused ammo. rodger, sent out a manifesto on friday. "the los angeles times" reports his therapist called his mother
at 9:17 p.m., 13 minutes before the shootings began. right now, six people are in the hospital, two the serious condition, one in fair, and three in good condition. >> rodger wrote in this manifesto he was worried police would search his apartment and find ute what he was up to his family contacted authorities after viewing bizarre youtube videos he posted. they showed up on his door april 30th to ask if he was suicidal. rodger wrote i tactfully told them it was a misunderstanding and they left. if they had demanded to search my room that would have ended everything. for a few horrible seconds i thought it was all over. when they left, the biggest wave of relief swept over me. it was so scary. today, the santa barbara county sheriff talked about why authorities did not do a more thorough check on him. >> deputies from the sheriffs office contacted him. he explained to the deputies that it was a misunderstanding,
and that he was -- although he was having social problems he was able to convince them he was not at that point a danger to himself or anyone else. the sheriff said his officers were not aware of the videos, just a warning from his parents. rodger said the incident made him realize he needed to be extra careful to not let anyone become suspicious. he took down videos from youtube until his final video the night before the rampage. you can find developing updates through twitter,. oakland police are investigating after man was shot to death early this morning outside his apartment near fruitvale avenue and 580. he was shot during an argument after coming home just before 1:30. witnesses say the shooter sped off just before police arrived. the police said the victim was 30 years old. more protests in salinas over officer-involved shooting.
people march this morning saying their angry over the way police treat them. officers shot two men,, the police chief said in all three cases officers were protecting themselves and the public. protesters say they just want respect. >> we want justice. we want just too be served and done right. >> i think right now that the law enforcement is not being respectful of the community. >> the protest marched through the same intersection where people gathered wednesday night to protest the shooting of man tuesday. that night, the crowd threw bottles at police and paramedics trying to treat the man who had been shot that night. four people in the east bay were rushed to the hospital today with heat-related injuries. they were at concord pavilion for a concert. the temperature hit low 90s which affected concert goer who
didn't drink enough water. frances? >> really warmed up today. in the 90s in some locations. live doppler 7hd picking up clear blue skies everywhere, and so here are the highs for today. the warmest spot is antioch, 95. fairfield, 92. around the bay, san francisco, 70. 84, redwood city. 72, fremont. san he say, warm, 83. and check out santa rosa, hit 96 degrees. now, tomorrow, we have a lot of sunshine in store for us. but the sea breeze will be a little stronger-especially tomorrow night, and so temperatures will be a little cooler. i'll have your exact neighborhood forecast coming up. >> still gorgeous weather making for a perfect holliday weekend in the bay area. cornell bernard is live on the marina green in san francisco where folks spent the day soaking up the sun. report report you. reporter: supergorous weekend
this weekend. folks making the most of it here at 6:00. really still plenty warm. a little frisbee action going on. earlier the destination was carnaval. >> carnaval in the mission, thousands lining the streets to watch the spectacle. ashley was in the spirit. >> very festive. like my head dress here. it's very cultural. i love to dance, love the food, the culture. all about people. reporter: maybe the biggest surprise this year, the weather. it was actually warm. almost hot. which helps when you're wearing outfits like these. >> it's really nice today so you can afford to be in fish net and not freeze. fabulous. every other festival is freezing cold. >> a very good vibe right now. i like it a lot. reporter: golden gate park this giant free swing dance lesson had folks moving.
>> it's not superhot but we have sun and a breeze. come dancing. >> ocean beach was cooler but no fog and little wind had lots of people flocking here. >> how were the waves today? >> they were okay. not so much wind today so more pleasant than it has been, the memorial day holiday should be just as nice in san francisco, abc7 news. >> two days into the memorial day weekend and the chp says officers have arrested more than 800 people in the state for driving drunk. take a look at video of a checkpoint last night in san francisco. in santa clara county deputies arrested 22 people yesterday for dui. since friday they have arrested 48 people for driving under the influence. four more than this time last year. >> this is one of the dui arrests in san lorenzo. the driver hit two telephone
poles and cars. the driver could face child endangerment charges bus two kids were in the back of the truck. >> police in oakland say two people were hurt after a car slammed into this house. this suv drove off the street, clipping a garage. officers say the driver ran off. two people in a smaller car were hurt. this house is -- nobody in the house was hurt. >> still ahead at 6:00. good news for veterans this moment mom day weekend -- memorial day weekend. the state is helping local services that help them out. >> california's birds of prey are going through what scientists call a breeding crash. with the lowest breeding numbers
crystal geyser alpine spring water? toucé. crystal geyser. always bottled right at the mountain source. the chp officer is in serious condition recovering from a leg injury after an suv crashed into this patrol car. happened around 8:00 this morning along highway 101 at todd road. look at that. the officer was sitting inside his patrol car after pulling over another motorist, the female driver of an sports utility vehicle drift bid the showered and hit his cruiser, drugs or alcohol may have played a part. the driver is expected to be okay. >> state lawmakers approved a bill calling for more funding for local veteran services. the association helps assist
veterans with various needs and services like compensation, benefits, and health care. the bill would require the california department of veterans affairs to give the association $5.6 million each year to help fund their programs instead of the current allocation of $2.6 million. >> it's lower than we would like. if we could get some more funding, we could hire more service officers, and the more service officers the better we can serve the veterans. >> has year the legislature increased its state assistance to $5.6 million. the bill calls for the one-time asince -- assistance amount to be permanent. >> thermometers spiked today but a cooldown could be on its way. frances dinglasan has the forecast. >> the indy 500 came down to the final laps and a two driver affair. the second closest ending. we have it coming up.
hurting populations of large birds. drought has dried up the food chain for birds of prey, especially in southern california. without grass and grain too eat, there aren't as many small rodents, a large part of the birds' diets. says mothers are spending more time looking for food than sitting on eggs. they say it's the lowest breeding period on record. >> for a look at our weather, let's get you to abc7 news meteorologist frances dinglasan. >> more dry and sunny days ahead. live doppler 7hd picking up clear skies around the bay area. as we look live from the east bay hills west, you see blue skies, a little haze. temperatures are starting to cool down but it was quite a warm day in san francisco, it's currently 66. oakland, 68. san carlos, 75. san jose, 74. cooler in half moon bay at 59. so, cool at the coast as we look live from mt. tam. looking south, notice the camera
is bounding. winds from the northwest at 20-miles-an-hour and more temperatures. santa rosa, 88. napa, 81. a lot of 80s. novato, fair feel, concord, and livermore, where we saw 90s today. a beautiful view of the santa cruz beach and it hit 77 today. so tomorrow will be another nice day but we'll see some clouds return overnight. there will be warm again for the holiday, and then things start to turn around and you'll see much cooler weather on tuesday. so here's what is going on. this area of high pressure. this will hold steady and this will bring us the sunshine and warm temperatures again. then we'll start to see the clouds move in and the breeze kick in monday night into tuesday, and the temperatures will drop. so the forecast animation shows clouds and fog at the coast when you wake up tomorrow morning, but lots of sunshine once again. so, cooler at the coast, 60s here. warm inland, but with a slight sea breeze we could see temperatures hitting the 80s.
overnight lows in the 50s. with 50 the half moon bay, and in oakland and 55 in san jose. miler in antioch, 61. so your highs for tomorrow will be very similar to today. some cases a few degrees within today's numbers. 84 in san jose. 89, los gatos, 91, gilroy. 80 in palo alto. on the coast, 60s. downtown san francisco, 70. and in the north bay, look for very warm weather in napa and sonoma, upper 80s. santa rosa, 88. san san rafael, 82 as well. mid-to-upper 70s in the east bay. so comfortable and mild. 76, berkeley, 75, oakland, 78, union city. we saw some
and if you're headed to the giants' name you'll need a hat and done screen. 1:00 tomorrow, 1:05, around 68 degrees, a high around 70 degrees near 3:00 and 4:00. uv index high so protect yourself. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. a very pleasant day. 60s at the coast. temperatures change on tuesday and then cool down slightly every day into next weekend. >> thank you. >> i blow that every now and then. we had racing on our air this morning. >> we sure did. the great its spectacle in sports. one of to the best finishes ever in the brickyard. mark cuban was the starter.
castroneves in the lead when ryan hunter-reay passes him on the inside. one lap later, in-car ram. castroneves, high side. two laps remain. final lap, hunter-reay, one more pass and becomes the first american to win the indy 5 handsince 2006, betting castroneves bay car length. second closest win in indy 500 history. >> this is the most fantastic team. to give me this racecar, and have a shot at winning the greatest race in the world. a dream has come true today and i'm a proud american boy. what a race. the first no-hitter as josh beckett did it again. also his fir career no-no and the 21st in dodger franchise history. here's the call. >> here's the pitch from beckett. called strike three and a no-hitter!
>> 34-year-old josh beckett gets utley looking for a no-hit day. six strikeouts, three walks. the first dodger pitcher to pitch a no-no since 1996 and the first this season. l.a. wins and what a thrill for beckett. >> thinking about it the whole time, but i don't know why that unwritten rule there is about not talking about it. was joking about it from the fourth inning on. so, i was kind of waiting for them to get a hit. >> giants and twins. this guy is beating the memorial traffic. hunter spence, home run, and good who gets the ball. madison bumgarner improves to 6-3, allowed one run on three hits and struck out ten to the five, 14-1. bases loaded for michael morse, and he clears them with his double down the line. morse had three doubles, four rbi on the day, and the giants sweep the twins 8-1 your final,
and improving to a league best 32-18. >> a's in toronto trying to prevent a sweep. edwin incar nashopen, the solo shot. 1-0 jays. bottom five. jim johnson on the mound. bautista singles, here comes reyes from second, and he is gunned down. 2 or toronto. a's are slept. >> the pga tour, fine round of the crown plaza invitational in fort worth. jason dufner needed this bird to get in playoff we adam scott. got it. scott, mr. clutch. drains the birdie on the second playoff hole. putting pressure on dufner, who makes his short birdie, sudden death continues. scott drains another birdie on the third playoff hole, winning the colonial, first win as the top player in the world.
seniorpack championship in michigan. 64-year-old tom watson almost shot his age. collin montgomerie, first win on the tour as major and first official win in the ute. tennis. french open. the serena williams easily advances in her first round match. defeating the french native in three sets. venus also advanced. for the men, ronalder roger federer facing she slovacan and he had no problem moving on. roger is on to the second round with a straight set victory. i'm back. nba and national hockey league tonight at 9:00 and 11.
see you then. what a finish at the indy 500. >> up next at 6:00. godzilla owned the box office for one week. so, who was tough enough to take him down and we'll tell you next. and abc7 news is proud to announce we have a brand new web site. check out the abc7 news.com. no matter that do is you're using, abc7news.com adjusts automatically to fit your screen. more video, more pictures motion stories where you live. abc7news.com is now easier to use and better everywhere.
join me tonight at 9:00 on kofy tv cable 13. nasa's next big step in exploring mars will take scientists inside the red planet 0. >> then at 11:00, the new details we learn about the victims and the suspect in the deadly rampage near uc santa barbara. that's at 9:00 and 11:00. the new x-men move vie "days of future past" opened at number none 119 countries worldwide. the film this sequel to x-men movies from 2008 and 2011. the casts are used to portray two timelines in the new movie.
x-men, "days or future past" western 1,791,000,000 in the u.s. godzilla took in 31 million. neighbors and the amazing spider-man 2 are the top five. that does it for us at 6:00. thank you so much for joining us. abc7 news continues now online, twitter, facebook, and all your mobile devices with the abc7
right now, the ultimate x-men reunion. >> i think the best one of all. >> bad blind dates. >> i was just happy to be on a date. >> and partying with the cast of "modern family." >> it was an intense two weeks. >> we're rolling out the red carpet now. welcome to "on the red carpet" from six flags magic mountain in valencia, california. i'm rachel smith. we're about 35 minutes north of hollywood where there's plenty of sunshine and plenty more thrill-seeking rides at this memorial day weekend hot spot. we're going to head inside but it's also going to be a hot weekend at the box office. and that's thanks to the return of the x-men.